Of Continuing Interest
- Medtronic Diabetes is running a contest, seeking 2-3 minute videos portraying Lenny the Lion teaching children about diabetes or about overcoming everyday challenges associated with diabetes by using insulin pump therapy. Entries must be submitted by March 31, 2010 (the web site says March 1).
- Applications for the 2010 College Scholarships from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation are now online. At least seventeen $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2010.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2010 International Conference, to be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida from June 29 – July 4, 2010. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2010 conference.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Canada: Vancouver 2010 conference, to be held at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside in Vancouver, BC, Canada from August 27-29, 2010.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Charlotte 2010, to be held at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, from September 3-5, 2010. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Focus on Technology: Charlotte 2010 conference.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2010 Conference, to be held at the Beaumont House Hotel and Conference Venue in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England from October 29-31, 2010. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2010 conference.
New This Week
- Readers are encouraged to participate in the 2010 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge. Three $7,000 Grand Prizes will be awarded.
- Last week's poll asked readers how they dispose of sharps at home. This week's poll asks readers if they have experienced discrimination because of diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is My Life as a Pancreas: Reflections on Raising a Child with Diabetes by Priscilla Call Essert.
- Our Report from CWD Family Support Weekend at Marco Island 2010 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
While driving home from the grocery store the other day, D'Aunte asked if he could have one of those pre-packaged crackers with the cheese spread. I told him yes he could, He then said, "Mom, there is no red stick to spread the cheese." I told him to just dip his cracker in the cheese and it would be fine. All was quite in the backseat. When I got to our next stop, I parked the car, turned to the back seat to see my darling son sitting there with a container of test strips using the new strips as a knife to spread his cheese!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the coffee pot beeps and your child says, "That wasn't me!" (Quote from my 3 year old after beginning pumping.) See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Why is it acceptable for a 10-year-old to have an HbA1c of 8? Our pediatrician does not want us to work toward a lower A1c. Am I right to be concerned about possible future complications?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
An adult diabetic's perspective on resentment, getting through it and the role their parents played
Diabetes Videos and Podcasts
- Dr. Steve Edelman explains Insulin Pump Therapy.
- The Texas Lions Camp is holding an Adult Diabetes Retreat from April 16-18, 2010. Guest speakers include Steve Ponder, Barbara Anderson, and Karen Runnels. Details are available in the program flyer (PDF).
Studies and Surveys
- Families are encourage to participate in an online survey about bloog glucose meters, the results from which will be presented by Ellen Ullman, MSW, at the upcoming FDA/CDRH Public Meeting on Blood Glucose Meters, to be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2010.
- A team from the University of Michigan is conduction a survey on parents' perceptions of their child's independence in caring for their type 1 diabetes at school and the amount of support (alliance) that parents perceive they receive from the school.
- Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina are looking for teenage drivers with type 1 diabetes between the ages of 16-19 and their parents to participate in an online study about how diabetes affects driving in teens. The survey is anonymous, which means that no one will know your answers but YOU. For more information and to complete the survey, please choose the appropriate survey:
- Survey for teens
- Survey for parents
- Teens with Diabetes: Freedom is Their Secret Drug.
- Questions About Growing Up with Diabetes.
- Free Shower.
- Wanted for Summer 2010: Summer Camp Counselor With Type 1 Diabetes and/or experience with insulin pump therapy.
- Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) is seeking a highly motivated individual to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to generate increased awareness of ITN type 1 diabetes trials.
- Effects of ghrelin, growth hormone-releasing peptide-6, and growth hormone-releasing hormone on growth hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and cortisol release in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Adiponectin, total antioxidant status, and urine albumin excretion in the low-risk "Golden Years" type 1 diabetes mellitus cohort.
- Combined vitamin D analog and AT1 receptor antagonist synergistically block the development of kidney disease in a model of type 2 diabetes.
- Use of insulin glargine throughout pregnancy in 102 women with type 1 diabetes.
- Long-acting insulin analogs and the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Racial Disparity in Hemoglobin A1c Independent of Mean Blood Glucose in Children with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Health related quality of life, treatment satisfaction and costs associated with intraperitoneal versus subcutaneous insulin administration in type 1 diabetes. A randomized controlled trial.
- Development of an Internet Coping Skills Training Program for Teenagers With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Characteristics of self-regulation in adolescent girls with Type 1 diabetes with and without eating disorders: A cross-sectional study.
- Brief Report: Trajectories of Glycemic Control over Early to Middle Adolescence.
- Age at onset and the risk of proliferative retinopathy in type 1 diabetes.
- Relationship of blood pressure to retinal vessel diameter in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Antioxidant enzyme activities and DNA damage in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus after 12 weeks of exercise.
- Down's syndrome in diabetic patients aged <20 years: an analysis of metabolic status, glycaemic control and autoimmunity in comparison with type 1 diabetes.
- Insulin Usage with the Risk of Cancer in Type 2 Diabetes – the Hong Kong Diabetes Registry.
- Very high rate of misdiagnosis of celiac disease in clinical practice.
- Impact of Gluten-free Camp on Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents with Celiac Disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Fighting juvenile diabetes with vitamin D.
- UT Southwestern researcher ready to test new diabetes treatment in humans.
- Rebooting the Body examines efforts to eliminate the underlying autoimmunity of type 1 diabetes by restoring tolerance.
- Diabetic skier motivated by more than self, teammates and country.
- EIliott Yamin "Went Into Anderson Cooper 2.0 Mode" After Chile Earthquake.
- After diabetes diagnosis, 'Iron Andy' pushed himself to do more.
- Boy with diabetes is not a victim.
- When a dream can only stay a dream.
- Generous help sees James beat diabetes.
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